I'm not sure how summer disappeared so quickly, especially since it's still hot and muggy in Alabama, but the Halloween decorations are out in stores, so it must be Fall, right? It's been a busy few months, to say the least!
In June and July, Edward took part in a singer-songwriter contest sponsored by WorkPlay Theater in Birmingham. The audience voted on the performances, and some nights over 25 artists participated. Edward placed in the top 10! The 10 winners' performances on Finals night were recorded, and will be released to Birmingham radio for airplay very soon.
One of the exciting things about that contest was the opportunity for us to get to know more area artists and their music. Several of them share a mutual admiration with Edward, and he's been able to perform shows with a few of them.
The folks at WorkPlay like him, too; he was asked to help teach their Rock Band Summer Camp, and had a great time working with the kids. He taught guitar and also played during the kids' performance for their parents at the end of the week.
The other day, I was Googling a YouTube video that one of our street-teamers posted from the competition, and ran across something interesting. Acoustic Pie Radio is a 24/7 internet radio stream hosted on Live365.com. A link to Acoustic Pie's blog turned up in my search, so I opened it to see why. It turns out that they have a monthly (or nearly) Top 20 song list voted on by the listeners, and Edward was number 5 on June's list! I was floored, partly because there are a couple of big name artists who are further down on the list, and partly because the song they voted on was 'Enough'. I'm not sure how that song got in their rotation, but I'm glad the listeners enjoy it. You can see the list here: http://acousticpie.wordpress.com/
More recently, Edward has been working on the unreleased and Rejections recordings for the Indigogo perks. The keyboard and recording equipment he purchased are definitely getting a lot of use. He's also writing and pulling material together for the new CD, and has been recording some demos for WorkPlay in their studio.
All that, and senior coursework, too!
Coming up, Edward is very excited to be a part of Only About the Music - Artists for Autism. This is a 2-day show, Nov. 2-3, at The Auld Shebeen in Fairfax, VA, which will benefit the music therapy program for Grafton School. Thirteen artists are scheduled to perform over that weekend, and it's going to be an outstanding show. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit http://www.onlyaboutthemusic.org.
That's it for now! Thanks as always for your continued support, and we hope to see you on the road!